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Say it Ain’t Sew by quornflour

I was trying to find some photos that go with a recipe I want to post; I did not find them, not yet anyway.

So I figured I would tell you how to make a super adorable pin cushion.

You will need 2 scarps of quilters cotton that you can cut into cut 2 squares (one each) 4½”x4½”

Then cut those down the diagonal into triangles. If you want to make it interesting use 4 different coordinated fabrics.

Sew the triangles back together into squares (right sides together using a ¼” seam allowance), using alternate fabrics.

Using a zig-zag stitch sew the two squares together (right sides together) on three sides.

Turn right side out and hand stitch the edges on the open in so there is only about enough room to fit your finger with stuffing in the hole.

Then stuff it.

Then keep stuffing it until you just can’t stuff it no more. It will fit a lot of stuffing. You can even use bits of scraps too if you want.

Then sew it shut.

Ta-da!

Don’t you feel fancy now?



Fabricday! by quornflour
February 24, 2011, 8:35 PM
Filed under: Clever Chickadees, craft, quornflour, sewing | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

It would only be better if it was Fabric Friday, but Thursday is good too.

Last week I received a box at work which I thought contained tea and freeze dried strawberries. When I opened it I was super psyched to discover that it was a gift bag.

In the bag were the two lovely jelly-rolls and a card that made a lot of noise and a gift certificate for fabric.com. Now given my track record in the past for gift certificates (I somewhat recently found a gift certificate for Pottery Barn from 2003,) I have made an effort to spend them when I get them. So that is what I did.



I must have been reading Young Librarian Old Cowboy when I was shopping, because there is a definite theme there. I love the fabrics! I think I will turn them into a baby quilt.

That said, apparently they did not get the memo with regards to how I like my fabric folded, but whatever, there are worse things.




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